24 Jun 2013

O'Connell out of Lions tour

1:45 pm on 24 June 2013

The British and Irish Lions lock Paul O'Connell has been ruled out of the rest of the test series against Australia after breaking his arm in the first test win in Brisbane at the weekend.

The 33-year-old Irishman, captained the Lions on their last tour to South Africa in 2009.

The injury will be a particular blow to the Munster player, who came through a long period on the sidelines with a back injury before returning to the field in April to wi a place on the tour.